The American vice presidency has come of age. An office once deemed insignificant and irrelevant has witnessed a political makeover in the last forty years, propelling our nation’s second-in-command into the spotlight like never before. An official residence in a grand Queen Anne-style home on the grounds of the US Naval Observatory. A battalion of US Secret Service agents watching the vice president’s every move. Plush air travel on Air Force Two, and motorcades of black SUVs and limousines fit for a president. Our Nation’s No. 2: The Rising Influence of America’s Modern Vice Presidency presents a behind-the-scenes look into the last forty years of our nation’s second-in-command. From Walter Mondale to Mike Pence, learn fascinating facts from author and national security expert Charles Denyer as he chronicles the modern American vice presidency with more than 200 hours of private interviews with former vice presidents.
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